Treats for 4 wk. chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OldMORoo, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. OldMORoo

    OldMORoo In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2009
    S. W. MO
    Have some old cerial left over from my Grandkids that have been here for awhile. Can I leave as is and feed to my chicks or should I grind it up a bit for them. Or should I not feed them at all and wait till they get a little older? Was thinken they have more fun pecking at it, because it's to big for them to swallow whole.

  2. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I gave my littluns a full sized cricket early on, thinking they would tear it to bits and eat it. The one that managed to get away from the others for 2 seconds with it swallowed it whole. I'd swear that bug was as big as the bird, but there was no fuss involved in the swallowing. Dry cereal may be a bit harder to get down, though. You'd at least need a bit of grit to make life easier. This isn't honeycombs, is it? Those would be rough.

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